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CNBC
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm EST
order of the day on this new year. happy new year, america. i'm sue herrera. we will start with john har wood at the white house in a few minutes. but amman starts us out. >> it seems they are really hashing out details of what to do about the sequester, those are the massive spending cuts. how long you delay those down and otherwise pay for them seems to be the crux of the negotiation going on behind closed doors right now but it is very difficult to find out exactly where these negotiations stand because all sides are being very, very mum. we can tell you that democrats appear to be getting a little bit concerned about where this is headed. take a listen to senator tom harkin who took to the senate floor earlier today. >> the deal must be one that really does favor the middle class, the real middle class, those making 30, 50, 60, $70,000 a year. that's the real middle class in america. and as i see this thing developing, quite frankly, as i've said before, no deal is better than a bad deal and this looks like a very bad deal the way this is shaping up. >> 10 he knows more about the
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
. when president obama arrives back in d.c., can he prevent america falling over the fiscal cliff? house republicans haven't yet called their members back to washington. our chief political correspondent, john harwood, is with us. john, this feels very much like it might be the calm before the storm in more way than one. >> it could be if we go over the cliff and the storm would be generated by the markets and the loss of confidence in american governance and the american economy, but that's not necessarily going to be the case. we still have a few days left. a white house official told me that there have been no progress over the last couple of days, but an aide to senator harry reid told me there's still a 50/50 chance we get a mini deal that would put off the effects of the cliff at least temporarily and a 50/50 chance of that happening before january 1st. so even though there's a small number of days, sometimes the urgency of a deadline forces lawmakers to overcome differences they can't overcome otherwise. >> remind us, john, a mini deal is composed in the senate but still ha
CNBC
Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm EST
one i own. >> western digital. >> bank of america. i like this name. meredith whitney talked about dividend potential for next year. i like it a lot. >> steven weiss? >> thank you. i like bank of america too for my friend pete here. but i will talk about aig. i think it'll be a great company again next year. put a dividend in there. buy it. >> which they want to do. >> they want to do. >> he's done a phenomenal job. like gm, everybody made money. >> is that too much time? >> way too much time. >> are you 50? >> no, not yet. >> that does it for us. don't forget to catch "money in motion" and options this evening. have a great evening. follow me on twitter. and power starts now. >>> and we welcome you to "power lunch." we have three major news conferences in washington, d.c. president obama will nominate senator john kerry to be his next secretary of state. harry reid will be on the senate floor and house minority leader nancy pelosi will discuss the cliff crisis. with plan b history, washington is scrambling to get a deal done. the markets however are decidedly worried. dow jones ha
CNBC
Dec 17, 2012 1:00pm EST
politics is the art of the possible? where does the possible reside in america? we talk solutions today on "power lunch." my partner, sue herera, sue? >> let's look at where major averages sit right now. just a second ago, we were up 80 point on the dow. we are close to the highs of this session so far. nasdaq composite is up 29 on the trading session and s&p 45u7b is up 13. it is that optimism over the fiscal cliff which increased over the weekend after house speaker boehner edged ever closer to president obama's position. indeed, the speaker met with the president at the white house this morning. eamon javers is at the white house. eamon? >> previous meetings between the president and speaker had been telegraphed a little bit. this one was not today. this is an interesting development but a grim-faced speaker bainer who arrived back up on capitol hill not talking to reporters. we don't yet have a sense of what was in the meeting, what the substance of it was. what we do know is what speaker boehner offered on friday, in a phone call to the president. he offered to raise tax rates o th
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses and it is not a game i will play. >> but the fiscal cliff still looms. cnbc has called on lawmakers to rise above gridlock and reach a deal. now we're beating down their doors. live from our nation's capital, this is a cnbc special report. mission critical, rise above d.c. >>> welcome back from our nation's capital. i'm mario bartiromo with brian sullivan. we continue our fiscal cliff coverage, "mission critical, rise above d.c." we've heard a lot after a morning of interviews and action on capitol hill. here is what we know now. just a short while ago house speaker boehner said he's still waiting on a solid plan from president obama. >> i'm hopeful we can reach an agreement. this is a serious issue. there's a lot at stake. the person people sent us here to work together towards the best possible solution, and that means cutting spending. the president doesn't agree with our approach, he's got an obligation to put forward a plan that can pass both chambers of the congress. >> meanwhile despite all of the back and forth, the market is s
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm EST
two weeks or so. 21 days until america goes over the cliff or not. president obama meeting with the house speaker boehner in a closed door session over the weekend. yesterday in fact. trying to hammer out a deal. we hope you watch the redskins win over the ravens there in the last minute. president set to speak later at an auto plant in michigan about his planes it raise taxes on the rich. our chief political correspondent live at the white house with the latest. hi, john. >> hi, tyler. it is glammy and overcast in washington today but everybody is looking for bright signs about the fiscal cliff. we have a bright side yesterday when john boehner came here to the white house. house speaker to talk to president obama. first individual one on one meeting since the election and that meeting and some other signals that have been sent publicly by both parties have caused some noted skeptics of us getting a fiscal cliff deal. >> i think the atmospherics are getting so much better. we've gotten out after ka bookie theater and gone to dancing the tango with those two guys. any time you start
CNBC
Dec 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
go until america goes over the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average down 113 points. had been down 148 points. look at that as we come on the air back above 13,000 level, not by much. the nasdaq, the biggest decline. 33 points. below 3,000 now at 2957. actually, hasn't been below 3,000 before that. s&p lower by 14 points. a decline of 1%. 1405 so holding onto the 1400 level. president obama is back at the white house. all eyes are on senate lawmakers now. amam jabbers is in washington. >> reporter: president obama did cut his vacation short in hawaii. he has arrived back at the white house this morning. the president emerging from marine one. what he's going to work on here in washington is pretty much anybody's guess at this point. the senate came back into session this morning and senate majority leader harry reid took to the senate floor to explain that he thought a $250,000 and above extension of the tax -- bush tax cuts could, in fact, pass and he was extremely, extremely angry in ways that you really hear on the senate floor with the speaker of the house. take a lis
CNBC
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
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CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
. the stakes are getting higher as america heads towards the fiscal cliff. congress still in stalemate. senate majority leader reed firing exchanges earlier today. look at this, house members leaving for the weekend again. we know they're not really involved in the talks about the opticses certainly do matter. ayman, on the surface, it didn't seem to be going very well at all. >> on the ear fuss and below the surface. that may help negotiations because they don't have random members of congress milling around these halls spouting off and perhaps causing a problem for negotiators trying to get to a deal here. but we did play another round as we say, of press conference ping-pong. we had democrats, republicans, democrats back again. let's play a snippet so you can get a sense of the tone of what is going on, on the hill today. >> republicans want to solve the problem by getting the spending line down. the president wants to pretend that spending isn't a problem. that's why we don't have an agreement. >> speaker boehner can't ignore the american people forever. at some point reality shoul
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
they are led by stocks like bank of america. today it hits a new 52-week high. the best performer in the dow jones industrial average all year. >>> time for the power rundown. i'm joined by bob pisani and american bankers neal weinberg. apple getting hit very hard, down more than 5%. session lows this afternoon. worst day of the year. basically there is a have right of things that are floating around out there about why the stock is down. what's your take? >> my take is that this had to happen some day. whether this is the big hit or not, i don't know. as i've said for many years and heard other people say, trees don't grow to the sky. investors talk about apple as if this there no end to this stock. clearly there will be an end to this stock. i tell people sony used to be apple. >> that's true. >> there's vague concerns that iphone sales may not be as strong this quarter, there's vague concerns that ipad sales, the percentage of tablets may not be as strong. all i know sim's eligible for an upgrade to the iphone 5 just this weekend and i'm getting one next weekend. i's an ipad, ipho
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
telling me he thinks latin-america is on fire. north asian cyclical stocks. mexican banks and industrials. then they move on to discounted exporters on europe's periphery. you have to be careful there. but if you want it add risk to your portfolio, that's where they are going. and small self help united kingdom company. >> a very eclectic mix. >> i was at world economic forum, the winter world economic forum in china. >> right. >> that's all anything anybody was talking about. what they were talking about is businesses building product for internal consumption. that's where the growth will come from. >> that's why when the trade figurers came out in china, people weren't concerned about it. they were more concerned about their own internal growth. >> and that policy makes that shift to a more balanced policy. >> well watch this market closely with you guys. thank you so very much, ty, over to you. >> fed chief bernanke set to give his conference about 2:00 eastern time. and how would you grade the fed when it comes to the economy? go to finance.yahoo.com. let's see how the fed
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
exclusively with nbc news' brian williams. strength in america? maybe manufacturing here. apple tv living in the legacy of steve jobs. we're going to take a very close look on what is next for america's favorite gadgetmaker. >>> speaking of gadgets, rivalry research in motion, offering training programs and promotions for its upcoming blackberry 10. it's targeted corporations. bold move or maybe a desperate one? >>> any move might be welcome down here. democrats want tax hikes on the rich. republicans want entitlement cuts. we've heard this before, haven't we? what do average americans want to see in a fiscal cliff solution. we've got the exclusive results of our exclusive cnbc all-america economic survey. >>> now to everybody's all-american, sue herera standing by at the nyse. >> you're sweet, ty. thanks. >>> we're a little bit on the downside. we really kind of retraced a little bit on the dow jones industrial average. previous to this we were solidly in the green in all three of the major market indices. the dow now down 14 1/2 points. nasdaq up eight. the s&p is down just a fra
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm EST
america confronts the fiscal cliff. house speaker boehner coming out earlier today and saying no progress has been made in the negotiations. our chief washington correspondent john harwood is here with the latest. >> reporter: we ended the week with a fairly perfect, simple, clear, elegant expression of the partisan differences in this fight. speaker boehner came out and gave a press conference where he essentially said president obama has done nothing to compromise with republicans. here's the speaker. >> four days ago we offered a serious proposal based on testimony of president clinton's former chief of staff. since then there's been no counteroffer from the white house. instead, reports indicate that the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow-walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: not surprisingly, democratic house leader nancy pelosi had precisely the opposite explanation for what is behind this stalemate. she says republicans simply echoing the white house are going to have to buckle on the issue of the top rates. >> the only obsta
CNBC
Dec 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
, 17 days and counting until america goes off that fiscal cliff. a lot of frank talk certainly, but few signs of progress following president obama's meeting with house speaker boehner late yesterday at the white house. our chief political correspondent, john harwood is here with the very latest. it's the weekend. they're going home, john. >> they are going home. of course everyone's attention as you indicated at the top of the show on the terrible tragedy going on in connecticut. that dominated the early part of jay carney's briefing, the white house press secretary a few moments ago saying that the president was expressing enormous sympathy. we may hear from him later today. waiting to get further reports before commenting any further, but the fiscal cliff sort of took a back seat, at least for a while this afternoon. but we remain in this stalemate that we've been in for some time, sue. we talked with nick mulvaney earlier on cnbc. a republican member of congress from south carolina. it's not the case that they won't deal at all on taxes. president obama has to give us specifics
CNBC
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
america goes over that fiscal cliff. the president just finished answering questions on the issue after meeting with governors at the white house and our political correspondent, john harwood is live at the white house and eamon javers is talking with key congressional players on those talks. john, first to you. >> reporter: the president talked to our colleagues at bloomberg and talked about the republican offer from speaker boehner on the fiscal cliff resolution. he said it was out of balance because the speaker has not agreed to rate increases but the president identified a two-step process by which he is hoping still to reach an agreement before the end of the year, if he can get republicans to give on the top rate. he said that first of all, we can't do a fundamental tax reform in the next two weeks. we simply have to have a down payment before the end of the year and then commit to tax and entitlement reform during the year of 2013. he also specified, and i think this is significant, that he thought 300 to $400 billion over ten years is about what you could raise by closing loopho
CNBC
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
exchange. sue. >> it's 12 days to go until america goes off that fiscal cliff. both sides, as you just mentioned, are still sniping at each other. that's one of the reasons why the dow is down slightly. president obama said he would veto the house republican plan b tax proposal designed to avert january 1st tax hikes. the house speaker, mr. boehner, responded by saying that that was irrational and bizarre. john harwood is at the white house to sort out all the latest. yesterday, john, they thought they were getting real close to a deal. it certainly doesn't sound that way today. >> sue, it does appear that they've hit a deadlock in negotiations. you saw the president in a fascinating news conference that he just had in the white house briefing room try to leverage the emotional power of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, to try to put the pressure on republicans. he talked about them taking off their partisan war paint. he said he'd more than met them halfway in terms of spending cuts that he's offered, coming up in the income threshold for tax increases, and he has the upper ha
CNBC
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm EST
. >>> to washington now where with only 28 days until america goes over the fiscal cliff, if you listen to the rhetoric, the politicians have a lot to learn about rising above. both sides pinning the need to blink on the other. it is the "you go first" kind of debate. our chief washington correspondent john harwood is here with the very latest on the negotiations, such as there are negotiations, job. >> reporter: tyler, people say it is sometimes darkest just before the dawn -- unless it is just before it goes pitch black. it is sometimes hard to tell the difference between a process that's proceeding behind the scenes and one that really is what you see is what you get. i just stepped out of jay carney's white house briefing. he was drawing again a hard line on raising tax rates for people at the top which republicans are resisting. if you want the sunday talk shows, as we show in this little montage here, you could easily come to the conclusion that this thing is stuck. >> only thing standing in the way of that would be refusal by republicans to accept that rates are going to have to go
CNBC
Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm EST
advance. we have 13 days until america goes off the fiscal cliff. events moving faster in washington. house speaking boehner meeting with party members, moving to plan b. that deals with bush era tax cuts. the white house rejected that. investors like whatever progress we're seeing. s&p 500 at a two-month high. s&p up 1 1/3 -- 1.1 on s&p, dow jones industrial average up 114 points, almost a full% enand nasdaq up 1 1/3. the latest on how those negotiations are progressing. >> over the last 24 hours or so we've had a flurry of proposals, counter proposals, responses, responses to responses. as it lies right now, basically all those responses have been rejected by the other side. at the top of 2:00, we should have a new round because we're going to expect to hear from the senate democratic and republican leaders coming out and talking to cameras. we might get more reaction then. but earlier today speaker boehner came out and unveiled the big one, a two-track plan that would have the house vote on what he's calling plan b. take a listen to his rational for going that route. >> at this po
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